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January 16, 2012 08:31PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
Original vows of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva sutra
January 17, 2012 12:40AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
this one's the bomb.

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January 21, 2012 03:16AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
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The Eight Realization of a Bodhisattva Sutra

For all disciples of the Buddha,
Each morning and night,
Recite with a sincere mind,
These eight realizations of a bodhisattva.

First, realize that this world is impermanent and that nations are dangerous and fragile. The four great elements lead to suffering and are empty and the five aggregates are without a self. All things arise, cease, change, and become different; they are illusory, not real, and cannot be controlled. The mind is the source of unwholesomeness and the body is a gathering of wrongdoings. Contemplate this and you will gradually turn away from the cycle of birth and death.

Second, realize that more desire causes more suffering. The weariness of the cycle of birth and death arises from greed and desire. Lessen desire and be without any wishes and the body and mind will be at ease.

Third, realize that the mind cannot be satisfied but only seeks more, increasing its wrongdoing and unwholesomeness. A bodhisattva is not like this; he is always satisfied with what he has, is peaceful in poverty, and upholds the way. Wisdom is his only concern.

Fourth, realize that laziness leads to downfall. Be diligent and break through the evil of affliction. Defeat the four kinds of mara and escape the prison of the five aggregates and the three realms.

Fifth, realize that ignorance gives rise to the cycle of birth and death. A bodhisattva is always mindful, studies widely, listens more, increase his wisdom, and becomes more eloquent in order to teach all beings great joy.

Sixth, realize that those who are poor and suffering have more resentment, and that this leads them to create unwholesome conditions. A bodhisattva practices giving and has equal concern for friend and foe. He does not recollect past unwholesome deeds committed against him, nor does he hate unwholesome people.

Seventh, realize that wrongdoing comes from the five desires. Even though you are an ordinary person, do not be stained by worldly pleasures. Always be mindful of the triple robe, the bowl, and dharma instruments, and be willing to leave home, uphold the way purely, practice the holy life well, and have compassion for all beings.

Eighth, realize that the cycle of birth and death is a raging fire and that suffering is boundless. Initiate the Mahayana mind to universally help all beings and vow to shoulder the boundless suffering of sentient beings so that all sentient beings may reach great joy.

These eight realizations are the realizations of all Buddhas and bodhisattvas. Diligently practice the way and compassionately cultivate wisdom. Take the Great Dharma Vessel and reach the shore of nirvana, then return again to the cycle of birth and death to liberate sentient beings. Use these eight realizations to teach all beings and allow sentient beings to awaken to the suffering of the cycle of birth and death, turn away from the five desires, and cultivate the mind on the noble path. If a disciple of the Buddha recites these eight realizations in every thought he can eliminate boundless wrongdoings, progress towards bodhi, and quickly attain right enlightenment, forever cut off birth and death and always be happy.

- By Venerable Master Hsing Yun. Translated by Tom Graham
January 21, 2012 02:04PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
hey thuggy, for christmas i'm going to get you some gold and women.
January 23, 2012 11:54PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
Gravity's Rainbow
January 24, 2012 03:21AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
Tony Blair's Autobiography.
Camus - Myth of Sisyphus

very dry reading. i need a fiction to break it up.



let's get dressed up in costumes and dance by the bar.
April 03, 2012 02:06PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
The Sandman Series - Neil Gaiman [Graphic Novel]

One down, many to go. Great stuff.



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April 04, 2012 04:42PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
Biomeasurement: Understanding, Analysing and Communicating Data in the Biosciences textbook and Pure Slaughter Value by Robert Bingham. I'm enjoying both, only one seems to have a part named after a Silver Jews lyric, though.
& the first one is not our recommended stats textbook but seems to cover the same stuff & was 75% off, and at the same time I managed to find a copy of one of our set textbooks for animal biology in the clearance bin reduced to 99p so I basically feel like the king of clearance atm.



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April 04, 2012 06:12PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
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betamax
The Sandman Series - Neil Gaiman [Graphic Novel]

One down, many to go. Great stuff.

i'm going to try these. how many volumes are there?
April 05, 2012 03:29AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
i'm not actually sure and the wiki page is less than helpful!

they're quite pricey at 15 pounds each, so i've just been reading them when they trickle down after my friend has finished them. If you like anything Neil Gaiman has done before (Neverwhere, or the Smoke and Mirrors short stories in particular) then i'd recommend this series.



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April 05, 2012 03:29AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
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the king of clearance atm.
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April 05, 2012 08:44AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
Go ahead, make fun of me. I'm reading The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga... a novelization prequel to one of the characters in the comic.



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April 05, 2012 09:51AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
also, i'm hankering to buy:

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green



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April 05, 2012 11:48AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
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betamax
i'm not actually sure and the wiki page is less than helpful!

they're quite pricey at 15 pounds each, so i've just been reading them when they trickle down after my friend has finished them. If you like anything Neil Gaiman has done before (Neverwhere, or the Smoke and Mirrors short stories in particular) then i'd recommend this series.

my local library has them up to vol. 9. ?

says vol. 8 and 9 are both 2012.



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April 05, 2012 11:49AM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
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Go ahead, make fun of me. I'm reading The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga... a novelization prequel to one of the characters in the comic.

haha.

dolla's reading the walking dead: rise of the governor by robert kirkman and jay bonansinga... a novelization prequel to one of the characters in the comic.
April 06, 2012 12:49PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
I've been in a fiction mood lately, so I'm picking up on some books I never finished.

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon (Still need to finish V too actually)

I am just right now about to order a new copy of It Happened in Boston? by Russell H Greenan... my favorite novel which was stolen by my ex. In addition, I'm finally going to order some other books by Greenan. I think he will be my favorite author, but I've never actually read his other work, so who knows.

I also recently checked out The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music again from the local library.



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April 06, 2012 12:55PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?


Amazing so far. Very well-written, easy to follow, detailed, and very cautious about presenting word-of-mouth tales (which a lot of early blues history is) as fact.
April 06, 2012 03:36PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
any more info on pink anderson and/or floyd council?
April 06, 2012 03:36PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
recently i read "the tipping point" and the led zeppelin graphic novel which collects all the zep comics from the 90's i never got around to reading.
April 06, 2012 05:24PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
I finished my zombie book, which should I start next? Slaughterhouse Five or Old Man and the Sea both books I've wanted to read for a while now.



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April 06, 2012 05:58PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
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dollabill
I finished my zombie book, which should I start next? Slaughterhouse Five or Old Man and the Sea both books I've wanted to read for a while now.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE.



The first thing that distinguishes a writer is that he is most alive when alone. - Martin Amis
April 06, 2012 06:22PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
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dollabill
I finished my zombie book, which should I start next? Slaughterhouse Five or Old Man and the Sea both books I've wanted to read for a while now.

OLD MAN AND THE SEA.
April 06, 2012 06:40PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
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The first thing that distinguishes a writer is that he is most alive when alone. - Martin Amis
April 06, 2012 08:36PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
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April 06, 2012 08:38PM | Re: Wha Choo Readin?
dolla, they're both so short and so good, flip a damn coin, you cain't lose!

OMATS is the only hemingway story i'd take with me someplace though, whereas with vonnegut, i might, MIGHT, be convinced to pick another of his to take with me someplace.



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